Day 4 – Belize
Woke up early for a quick breakfast and tender in with my son for our “City Tour and Airboat Ride” excursion made directly on the ship a few days prior. The tender ride over was only 15 minutes.
We met our guide Maria (she rolled her r’s so much she said to spell it with 17 of them). Chukka Tours was the excursion organizer. You take an air conditioned bus to the site, and along the way Maria pointed out the areas of interest in Belize. When we arrived the 46 of us were divided into three groups and each group took an airboat into a mangrove swamp where you are shown birds and animals, plus the airboat ride is thrilling in and of itself. We did see a manatee poke its nostrils above the water, but other than that he was shy that day.
All in all this excursion was very professionally run and staffed. I left impressed and will seek out other tours by this company should I find myself in Belize again.
After returning to the port terminal we went around the corner and ate lunch at Anna’s Lunchbox. I had looked up this place previously and was looking forward to eating here. I had the curry beef which was great, but a very tiny portion.
We walked around the port, and then went back to ship since it started raining.
I noted in the Cruise Compass that they started offering drink cards at 10 for $85. I’m still glad I bought the package, though.
Another nice dinner and then we left for the aerial show in the Centrum. I thought my daughter’s eyes were going to pop out of her head.